Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 8, 1878
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p.2 Cape Vincent, Garden Island, Wolfe Island and Gananoque Steamboat Route

Str. Maud, Pierrepont, and Geneva

One of the above steamers will leave Kingston for Cape Vincent daily (Sundays excepted) at 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., making close connections with the R.W. & O. Railway, Northern Syracuse Railroad and N.Y.C. Railroad, Pullman Cars East and West.

Returning - will leave Cape Vincent on arrival of trains at 9:45 a.m. and 5 p.m., connecting with the Grand Trunk Railroad, Royal Mail Line, Bay of Quinte Steamers at Kingston.

Will leave for Wolfe and Garden Islands daily at 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Returning - will leave Wolfe Island daily at 9:15 a.m.and 1:00 p.m.

Sundays - will leave Kingston at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:15 p.m. Returning at 12:30 a.m., and 3 p.m.

Will leave Kingston for Gananoque daily, calling at Howe Island,at 3:30 p.m.

Returning - will leave Gananoque daily at 7 a.m.

Nov.8, 1878

p.3 The Mail says that the propellor Oswego Belle has been tied up at Milloy's since Monday at the instance of the Merchant's Bank of Montreal. A settlement is in progress of arrangement, and it is possible that in a day or two the Belle will be able to leave again.

Schooner Ashore and Crew In Danger - A despatch from Oswego says: The schooner Speedwell, lumber laden, is ashore four miles from the city. The crew are unable to get ashore. The life saving crew are making an effort to rescue them. A heavy sea is on.

The Grain Carrying Trade - The Hamilton Spectator says: The reports of the Buffalo grain trade for last month show that there has been extraordinary activity during the season. The receipts of grain by lake, including flour reduced to its equivalent in wheat, from the opening of navigation till November 1st, were 73,435,348 bushels, an increase of 16,739,976 bushels over the same period in 1877. The flour and grain movement by canal was remarkable, the aggregate shipments being 53,041,032, as compared with 42,209,218 bushels in 1877, a gain of 10,831,814 bushels in favour of this season's business.


Montreal Transportation Company - Arrived: Anglo Saxon, Sombra, 15,584 bush. wheat; Jennie Graham, Milwaukee, 18,500 bush. wheat; S. Neelon, Toledo, 20,400 bush. corn; Clayton Belle, Milwaukee, 17,823 bush. wheat.

The Corsican and Algerian are the only two mail boats now running. They will be laid up as soon as they reach Kingston.

Washington, Nov. 8th - The Signal Service at Rochester reports the schooner Winchester, of Port Hope, with a cargo of coal from Oswego to Thorold, Ont., ashore five miles west of Charlotte. The vessel is considerably damaged, and the crew of six were rescued by the Life Saving crew. The Signal Corps at Oswego reports the schooner Speedwell, Captain James Ewart, lumber laden, ashore four miles west. The crew cannot get ashore, and the saving crew have gone to their assistance.

Toronto, Nov. 8th - Business with the vessel men here is very dull and appears likely to come to a complete stand still, even before the close of navigation. Several coal dealers have expressed their intention to bring in the rest of their season's supply of coal by rail.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 8, 1878